Spa Review: Dermaceutic Milk Peel at Chelsea Aesthetic Clinic

Last week I experienced a Dermaceutic Milk Peel – my first. I was a bit apprehensive upon arrival as I wasn’t too sure what to expect and had heard a few horror stories about peels gone wrong. However, I am not one to pass up an opportunity and after hearing from another blogger how awesome the peel was I decided to book an appointment especially after reading what the key benefits of this peel are…

Benefits of Dermaceutic Milk Peel
Restores a radiant complexion
Stimulates the epidermis
Regulates oily skin and dilated pores
Improves fine lines and wrinkles
Evens skin tone
Boosts the action of daily cosmetics

The Dermaceutic Milk Peel Treatment has been proven by clinical tests that showed significant improvements in skin condition and most patients who used the peel over a course of 4 sessions exhibited noticeable improvements in skin tone, a more even complexion and more hydrated skin, while experiencing little or no irritation or “down time”.


The active ingredients in Milk Peel Treatment are glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid and these fruit acids exfoliate, dekeratinize the skin and dissolve excess oil. This is the one aspect of having a peel that you can’t get away from – there will be some discomfort when the acids are applied to your skin for a few minutes – itching or stinging as if you have thousands of red ants crawling all over your face – not pleasant but definitely bearable especially if your therapist is fanning your face like mine did, plus she counted down the minutes to when it was over!

Here is a bit more info on what these acids actually do…

Glycolic acid removes impurities and dead cells; the small glycolic molecule easily penetrates the epidermis, and its acidic pH accelerates exfoliation by destroying the links that bind dead cells together.

Salicylic acid causes a chemical reaction that reduces intercorneocyte cohesion, and destroys lipids that bind the outer cells of the epidermis.

Lactic acid is a humectant, which draws moisture into the skin, and removes pigment by inhibiting tyrosinase.

Milk Peel is a course of four treatments, performed at two week intervals. It is a progressive-approach peel which generates longer-lasting results with less irritation and downtime than more concentrated, single-application peels. Post-treatment only mild redness or slight flaking may occur – I had slight redness but fortunately no flaking after my first treatment. I can say that in the weeks after my first peel I have definitely seen an improvement in the tone and texture of my skin, however I am still to return for further treatments so can’t report back about the effects on my skin after a full course of treatments.

What I can say is that this peel is a great entry level peel for those first-timers like myself looking to take their skin care regime and treatments to the next level.

I can also highly recommend the gorgeous and ultra-luxurious Chelsea Aesthetic Clinic – my therapist went the extra mile with the treatment and her personal attention and amazing wealth of insight and knowledge about skin and what my skin would need was amazing!

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I was given some laser treatments before the peel to help reduce the redness in my face and in order to allow the peel to work more effectively, plus she even worked on some of my super stiff lower back muscles just to help me to relax!

During the treatment I was kept cosy and warm on a heated bed with layers of lovely warm blankets, and I was also treated to a wonderful foot massage during the Milk Peel which all made my experience feel super pampering even if the peel wasn’t a pampering treatment in itself! I loved my time at this tucked away corner of heaven and can’t wait to return.

The approximate price for a Milk Peel is R550. To find out your closest spa offering the Dermaceutic Milk Peel please contact Conquest

Dermaceutic Laboratoire was one of the first cosmeceutical companies to develop products using ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, stabilized vitamin C and glycolic acid and has led the cosmeceutical industry in the discovery of effective combinations of ingredients for use in aesthetic dermatology. The efficacy of Dermaceutic’s cosmeceutical and peel treatment protocols is supported by extensive clinical trials, and the company’s collaboration with industry-leading practitioners from around the globe.

Images (excl top): Kathryn Rossiter
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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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